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CBC Bank (former)

Item details

Name of item: CBC Bank (former)
Other name/s: CBC Bank
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Bank
Location: Lat: -36.6700979885 Long: 149.8411931210
Primary address: 21 Auckland Street, Bega, NSW 2550
Parish: Bega
County: Auckland
Local govt. area: Bega Valley
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Bega
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1724DP758076
PART LOT1 DP782452
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
21 Auckland StreetBegaBega ValleyBegaAucklandPrimary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Bega Valley Shire CouncilLocal Government29 Mar 99

Statement of significance:

Built in 1865 for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney it is understood to have been the first bank in Bega, the first two storey building, and the third building of substance erected in the town. It occupies a commanding position at the of a bluff on what was once the main road entering the town from the north. It is a simple mid Victorian Colonial style commercial building. It serves to mark the extremity of the original town centre, close to the river. The town centre shifted as the shipping trade along the river moved away to the coast and Tathra. The building is an important reminder of Bega's early commercial development and its subsequent changes. (Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 24 June 1980 and 20 June 1985)
Date significance updated: 03 Aug 00
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Description

Construction years: 1865-
Physical description: A two storey building of simple mid Victorian Colonial design of 3 bays originally having a 2 storey verandah and balcony (now removed). The central entrance door is of 4 panels with fanlight flanked by a large shop window either side containing 6 equal panes of glass surrounding by a deep timber architrave. Symmetrically arranged above a 3 identical pairs of French windows having decorative transoms above.

Construction is of English bond brickwork on coursed rubble bluestone foundation with the upper part of the front fa├žade having tuck pointed Flemish bonded brickwork. Windows are generally 4 paned double hung type while the corrugated iron roof is of a simple hipped form with a small skillion at the rear.

The building occupies a commanding position at the top of the bluff on what was once the main road entering the town from the north. (Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 24 June 1980 and 20 June 1985)
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Physical condition if good.
Date condition updated:03 Aug 00
Modifications and dates: 1990 - new toilet, basin and trap door were installed. Further improvements included the exterior painting.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Bank

History

Historical notes: The building was built by Nicholas Bouquet in 1865 for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. It is understand to have been the first bank in Bega, the first two storey building, and the third building of substance erected in the town. It occupies a commanding position at the of a bluff on what was once the main road entering the town from the north. The commercial centre of Bega has moved away from this area, and in recent years the building has been used as a residence.
(Branch Manager's Report No. 156/80)

In 1980 the Department of Education requested advice from the Heritage Council concerning the former CBC Bank which is situated within the grounds of Bega Public School.

An Interim Conservation Order was placed over the building 27 September 1985. This order was renewed on 25 September 1987. It was agreed that the order would serve to emphasise the importance of this heritage item to the community of Bega and will ensure its future retention.

In 1987 the care, control and management of the building was transferred to Bega Valley Council.

Through the Heritage Assistance program funding was granted in 1989/1990 for the restoration of the building and reinstatement of the front verandah.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Built in 1865 for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney it is understood to have been the first bank in Bega, the first two storey building, and the third building of substance erected in the town. It serves to mark the extremity of the original town centre, close to the river. The town centre shifted as the shipping trade along the river moved away to the coast and tathra. The building is an important reminder of Bega's early commercial development and its subsequent changes. (Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 24 June 1980 and 20 June 1985)
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It occupies a commanding position at the of a bluff on what was once the main road entering the town from the north. It is a simple mid Victorian Colonial style commercial building. (Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 24 June 1980 and 20 June 1985)
Integrity/Intactness: The former CBC Bank is a substantially intact mid- colonial commercial building.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act Building & garden maintenance


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(1) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material;
(2) Garden maintenance including cultivation, pruning, weed control, repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates, garden walls and tree surgery but not extensive lopping; and
(3) Change of use.
Jun 3 1988
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0058802 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0058803 Jun 88 0953034
Register of the National Estate  14 May 91   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1985Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 20 June 1985
Written 1980Heritage Council Branch Manager's Report 24 June 1980

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045359
File number: S90/05870 & HC32459


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